I’m a “prepper” but with no bunker or ammo or supply stock (other than fabric). I’m not prepping for the end of the world but I am prepping for the first winter blizzard. Here in Colorado it is very hard to believe that it is even fall let alone winter. But a dear friend (I think she is still a friend even though she totally destroyed the order I had just put into the sewing studio. :/) has given me BAGS of fabric and “stuff” to go through. I don’t mean little grocery bags, I mean trash bags! Six of them!
There were yardages, starts and stops of projects, kits, scraps, books and one whole bag of Christmas fabric. It is enough to keep me busy all winter. I’m ready for a little snow on the ground to keep me in the house. If you know me at all, you know I have never met a shade of green that I didn’t like but would you believe that in all those piles there was only ONE piece of green. Guess I’ll be OK working with the bag of fall colors. 🙂
All of us have projects that we start and then put away for a while (Tell me I’m not alone in this). A couple of these were put away for good reason (not working out as planned), but some I’m sure were just not on a deadline. So I’m thinking about imposing a deadline on myself to finish these up. I can’t let my sister in on the decision because she knows my procrastination skills are excellent. The first special treat to work on are the squares of embroidery that are completely finished. They await a special setting that will of course use some of the bag fabrics.
I know a little girl that is REALLY in need of a new quilt for her big-girl bed. She might like the mouse, or the bear, or the A-B-Cs. I know that she would like some fabric out of the purple bag.
Other pieces are not my favorites. As my mom would tell me, “Don’t say “Ugh!” until you’ve tried it.” But I’m prepping for winter not for a character building session, so I’ll pass them on to be used as backs for a charity quilt or book bags for the kids.
There was even a challenge inside the bags and Sister knows I can’t resist a challenge. I’ve seen the block in magazines but never attempted it before. Someone made an excellent start on the 3″ nine-patch blocks set into hexagons and even sent along the extra pieces. I can just see this finished with maybe some very large wool applique on it. Back to the design board after I finish this little start up.
I do have one last confession to make. I’m keeping something just because. I have no plan for these blocks. I have no purpose for them. They don’t match anything in my house. But who wouldn’t want to look at butterflies in the middle of the winter and that’s what I’m preparing for.
I’ve got extra needles, now if I can just find a sale on thread before the snow flies I’ll be prepped and ready to be house-bound for a few days. How are you prepping for winter?